Schiano: Revis Best Corner In 25 Years

June 9th, 2013

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In his weekly column for the National Football Post, longtime NFL scribe Dan Pompei has a nugget on Bucs coach Greg Schiano and how head-over-heels Schiano is about Darrelle Revis.

Schiano, who was a defensive backs coach at Penn State and later with the Chicago Bears, studied Revis’ tape before Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik grabbed Revis in a trade this summer.

Schiano, per Pompei, believes Revis is the best cornerback he has seen in a quarter-century.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano thinks Darrelle Revis is the best cornerback he has evaluated in 25 years. He referenced Aeneas Williams and Deion Sanders as others who were highly impressive because of their coverage skills. “Darrelle is all of those things,” Schiano said. “He’s big, physical, a cover guy, he’ll tackle you. And he works his rear end off. His passion for preparation is something I love.” He said Revis will afford the Bucs the opportunity to take a receiver out of a game and play 10 on 10 — not every snap, but some of the time. “That allows you to do some things,” he said.

That’s the thing with Revis. If he is healthy, he can cover a good chunk of the field. With two stud safeties like Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron further narrowing the field of coverage in some ways for rookie Johnthan Banks and reserve Leonard Johnson, that should make Banks’ transition to the NFL much smoother.

Joe will be very anxious to see Revis in pads, as Dominik expects when training camp begins the end of next month.

16 Responses to “Schiano: Revis Best Corner In 25 Years”

  1. GABA Says:

    Can it just be week 1 I’m ready to see this team

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I have all the respect for Coach Schiano; including his opinion on this matter. But I’m going have to go with good Ole Rod Woodson on this one. Sure Deion Sanders was an excellent cover corner. He just didn’t want to tackle, he felt it wasn’t a a good business decision(WTF).

    (Woodson is one of the best Players in NFL history)

    *Woodson is among the NFL’s all time leaders in games played as a defensive back.
    *He holds the league record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with 12
    *His 1,483 interception return yards is 2nd most in NFL history.
    *His 32 fumble recoveries are a record amongst defensive players.
    *His 71 interceptions rank third all time.

    -11× Pro Bowl (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)

    -6× First-team All-Pro (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2002)

    -Second-team All-Pro (1991, 2000)

    -NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1993)

  3. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Revis is great player don’t get me wrong. He’s only been in the league for 6yrs. Lets examine this when its all said in done though.

    I can name countless players over the past 40+ yrs, that have shined for a moment, but because of several issues including injuries. They’re once promising careers where derailed.

  4. Eric Says:

    Let’s not get carried away. New York hype can skew things a little.

  5. PRBucFan Says:



  6. Bobby Says:

    I don’t remember there being a ‘Woodson Island’……..

    OK. I’m kidding. Woodson was great but I think he may be the one Schiano was referring to when he said “best in 25 years.” It was about 25 years ago Woodson came on the scene.

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Rod Woodson NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
    (Last played in 2003 for the Oakland Raiders)

    Deion NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
    (Last played in 2005 for the Baltimore Ravens)

    Aeneas Williams NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 3 / Pick: 59
    (Last played in 2004 for the St. Louis Rams)

  8. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    You guys should REALLY check out this article on Revis. Got me pumped for the season:

  9. Oldguy Says:

    Agree that this may be a bit over the top hype. Let’s wait a bit.

  10. PRBucFan Says:

    Gracias WCBF

  11. PRBucFan Says:

    There’s nothing wrong with being excited about potentially the best, most complete “team” we’ve had on paper 🙂

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    And yes, I know, the key phrase is “on paper”, but even than our organization has given us plenty to be excited about lately as fans.

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Thanks for the article; good read.

  14. Macabee Says:


    That was a good read. Great film study. Kudos!

  15. PRBucFan Says:

    I thought it looked familiar haha, that’s article Fish posted a day or so ago.

    I must have not really read it read it before cause i didn’t recognize it at first lol

    But i do remember you sayin you’d repost it. 🙂

  16. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Yeah, Fish posted that late in the day so I reposted to make sure everybody could read it. Nothing like hearing from someone that spent a ton of time watching film.